Curric goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning

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Curric goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning

  1. 1. Curriculum Goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning Social Studies Language Arts Science Math Welcome! Please go to www.tinyurl.com/mcsd2010 and see “BEFORE WE BEGIN”
  2. 2. Web 2.0: What is it? <ul><li>Applications you can run in a browser </li></ul><ul><li>No software needs to be installed </li></ul><ul><li>You can access from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, social networks, document sharing, shared multimedia </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How is it relevant to education? <ul><li>Accessible from various locations and devices </li></ul><ul><li>Highly customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  4. 5. What does the research say? <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools develop real-world skills of collaboration, teamwork, and reflection [Horizon Report; Richardson] </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative online environments will reach mainstream adoption in K-12 schools in one year or less [Horizon K-12 Report, 2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces has given away more than 270,000 wikis to educators [Wikispaces, 2010] </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking and filtering present challenges to schools [Horizon Report; Richardson] </li></ul>
  5. 6. Research on the Engagement Gap <ul><li>Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>67% students report being bored in school every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% are bored because the material isn’t interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% are bored because the material isn’t relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% are bored because the materials is too easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% are bored because the materials is too difficult </li></ul></ul>[ Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan, 2009]
  6. 7. Consequences <ul><li>The results of a lack of student engagement are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below grade level performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High absenteeism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High drop out rates </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  8. 9. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. Self-direction Collaboration Ability to use Web 2.0 tools in workplace Creativity & innovation Critical thinking Problem solving Communications Collaboration English, math, social studies, science, etc. taught in context of 21 st century skills Information literacy Media literacy ICT literacy & skills
  9. 10. Design Approaches <ul><li>Traditional design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Coverage” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity-oriented design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backward design </li></ul>[ Wiggins and McTighe, 2005] 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction.
  10. 11. Instructional goals <ul><li>What do you want students to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>Start there and then work back to activities and instruction. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Software and activities <ul><li>Should flow from your instructional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>Traditional (practice, notes, writing, etextbooks, etc.) Transformational (etextbooks, online courses, student-generated content) (differentiating instruction)
  12. 13. Wikis <ul><ul><li>Classroom web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student class notes or study guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated library of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online course or mini-lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a group of web pages that are quick and easy to create and edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be authored by one or many </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hands On <ul><li>Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Blogs <ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily assignments and notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/community updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A blog is an online journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily authored by one person with comments by others </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  15. 16. Hands On <ul><li>Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find blogs with Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 8 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Document Sharing <ul><ul><li>Any kind of writing, individual or collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notetaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science notebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Document sharing is a way to create and share word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations online. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be authored/viewed by one or many </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom uses: </li></ul>
  17. 18. Hands On <ul><li>Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own Google Doc and share with someone else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick start guide on page 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See more classroom examples </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Social Media Literacy <ul><li>Our students deserve the opportunity to use 21 st century learning tools and to learn the skills to use them wisely. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistence – This stuff doesn’t go away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience – Everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchability and lack of privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriateness and good judgment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civility </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Wrap Up <ul><li>More Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Karen Fasimpaur </li></ul><ul><li>email: karen@k12handhelds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>Image credits: Slide 6 “Classroom” – Jupiter Images; Slide 10 + 11 “21 st Century Skills Framework” – Credit: Partnership for 21 st Century Skills

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